February 10, 2018

M.C. Howard and J.E. King's A History of Marxian Economics, Volume II PDF

By M.C. Howard and J.E. King

ISBN-10: 0333388135

ISBN-13: 9780333388136

Follows on from the 1st quantity which handled the interval from the loss of life of Marx in 1883 to 1929. From 1930 onmwards the emphasis for theoretical research started to shift westwards, in order that within the post-war period the heartland of Marxian political financial system lay in Western Europe and North the United States. New difficulties additionally arose during this interval, and parts of Marx's economics which had prior bought scant consciousness have been elavated to larger prominance. additionally after 1929 theoretical advancements in Marxian economics turned indifferent from profitable progressive perform. 1929 used to be a yr of substantial promise for Marxism. within the East, Stalin secured the seizure of strength in 1917 by way of wearing via a "revolution from above" which created a brand new mode of creation, speedily speeded up monetary improvement, and gave beginning to a brand new orthodoxy. within the West, the onset of the good melancholy promised the industrial cave in of capitalism and the finishing of Soviet isolation. "A heritage of Marxian Economics quantity 2, 1929-1990" takes an summary of Marxian economics, outlining the main major recommendations, the incorporation of Keynesian thought into Marxism, in addition to tackling the recent theories of Imperialism and finishing with an research of present controversies in economics and their hyperlinks to a Marxist concept.

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This 'overaccumulation' theory can be traced back lo Marx, and was revived by Qtto Bauer in 1913 (see Chapter 6 of volume 1 of this book). It offers a c1ear and plausible model of cyclical fluctuations along the following lines. Accumulation commences while there is still a substantial reserve army of Ihe unemployed, relatively low real wages, and high rates of exploítation and of profit. Although constant capital is accumulated more rapidly than variable capital, the demand for labour power expands.

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